The Gazebo, Summer 2012

So we had this multi-year plan on how we were going to improve the landscaping of the house. Year 1 was build the clubhouse. Year 2 was get a good quality gazebo, Year 3 was to get a shed. Being year 2, we bought a gazebo.

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Didnt it look nice! It was lovely – looked great, offered shade, kept the bugs out. A wonderful addition to the yard! The whole yard looked somehow more complete, like it was more cared for.

But we had the gazebo for like, 5 minutes, before it blew away a week after we put it up.

Yeah, thats our neighbours yard.

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So the lesson we take out of this is that the pegs that come with gazebos are completely inadequate for holding the damned things down. You need to buy special screw-in pegs, or cement them into the ground.

We are still deciding what we want to do about replacing it. Metal again, but screwed down better, or just build something out of wood?

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